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An organizational recipe for navigating the pandemic

Annual reports are (too?) often about celebrating your own organization’s success. Such a notion seemed especially misguided this year, given that this annual report highlights our efforts to better understand the significant implications of COVID-19 for people, jobs and sectors. The pandemic also posed challenges for organizations. As a result of my experience working at the…

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What Does Gig Work Mean – And Does Anyone Agree?

Over the past two years, I’ve noticed an increase in interest around the labour market topic of gig work. Gig work, and the broader idea of a gig economy, pop up frequently on social media, in the news, and as topics of discussion…

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Students Need Labour Market Information – Here's What They’re Asking For

Students Need Labour Market Information – Here’s What They’re Asking For

Sixty-two per cent of students say that labour market information (LMI) has helped them make post-secondary education-related decisions. However, there are many students and career practitioners who are still uncertain about how to find and use LMI. When we first joined LMIC as…

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Tailor-Made LMI for Career-Related Decisions

People need labour market information (LMI)-such as details about wages, skill requirements and job vacancies-to make informed career, education and hiring decisions. Unfortunately, most Canadians report being unable to use LMI because it isn’t tailored to their specific needs. Different priorities in how…

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Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

Self-employed individuals, like many other groups of workers, have been negatively affected by the pandemic over the past year and a half, but over the past two decades the rate of self-employment has been remarkably steady, representing between 15 and 16% of total…

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The Canadian Economics Association Conference: Employment Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone in Canada. But when it comes to labour market outcomes, a few groups have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impacts: low-income earners, members of visible minority groups and women. At the 2021 Canadian Economics Association (CEA)…

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